Definitions of bid

  1. ask for or request earnestly; " The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
  2. make a demand in card games, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; " He called his trump"
  3. an attempt to get something; " they made a futile play for power"; " he made a bid to gain attention"
  4. ( bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
  5. a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
  6. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  7. ask someone in a friendly way to do something
  8. invoke upon; " wish you a nice evening"; " bid farewell"
  9. make a serious effort to attain something; " His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
  10. propose a payment; as at sales or auctions; " The Swiss dealer offered $ 2 million for the painting"
  11. propose a payment; " The Swiss dealer offered $ 2 million for the painting"
  12. make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; " He called his trump"
  13. To make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer to pay ( a certain price, as for a thing put up at auction), or to take ( a certain price, as for work to be done under a contract).
  14. To offer in words; to declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance, etc.; as, to bid one welcome; to bid good morning, farewell, etc.
  15. To proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known.
  16. To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command.
  17. To invite; to call in; to request to come.
  18. imp. & amp; p. p. of Bid.
  19. To pray.
  20. To make a bid; to state what one will pay or take.
  21. imp. & p. p. of Bid.
  22. To make an offer of; to propose as a price; to offer for; to invite; to offer or express by words; as, to bid a welcome; to command; to order or direct.
  23. To make an offer; to offer a price.
  24. An offer of a price.
  25. Bade or bid.
  26. Bidden, bid.
  27. Bidding.
  28. To offer: to propose: to proclaim: to invite: to command:- pr. p. bidding; pa. t. bid or bade; pa. p. bid, bidden.
  29. To ask for: to pray ( nearly obs.).
  30. Bid or bade.
  31. To offer; invite; command.
  32. To offer; command; order.
  33. An offer to pay or accept a price.
  34. Bidder.
  35. An offer of a price, as at an auction.
  36. To invite; to command; to offer; to propose; to proclaim; to wish. To bid beads, to pray with beads. To bid fair, to open or offer a good prospect; to appear likely.
  37. To tell to do; to request; to offer a price; to wish.
  38. An offer at an auction.

Usage examples for bid

  1. Aunty Rose did not notice that Carolyn May did not venture to the door of the sitting- room to bid either Uncle Joe or Miss Amanda good- night. – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  2. Stand up and bid! – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  3. I did as she bid me. – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  4. You do as you are bid, and leave me. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  5. They bid us to be subject not only for wrath, for fear of punishment, but for conscience sake. – Christmas Stories by Edward Berens
  6. Ask no questions but do as I bid you. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  7. I want to bid you good- bye, I said; I shall depart in the morning. – The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James
  8. He found the bid was real enough. – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
  9. I do not even know whether I can bid you farewell a second time? – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  10. And he being pleased with some work I had done that day, did bid me take ten of my best men, make my choice of ten horses from his train, and ride post haste to the relief of my house and my lady. – Cedric, the Forester by Bernard Gay Marshall
  11. I will stand in the doorway, and do you bid your daughter speak. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  12. Also to bid you good- bye. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  13. " Now, young man," said the stranger, " will you go and do as you're bid? – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  14. Yes; we went up to bid her good- bye. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  15. I bid him good night and went to bed. – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
  16. I have a right to bid you dance with me. – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville
  17. Then bid me farewell, O my soul, and go! – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
  18. I said that I wished to bid grandmother good night before retiring, and they allowed me to go towards the bed; but before I reached the middle of the room they, after glancing quickly at each other, changed their minds. – The Story of a Child by Pierre Loti
  19. " You'll have to bid higher. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet